Cisco Adds New Features to WebEx, Jabber

Recently, Cisco declared latest features for their WebEx meeting client as well as Jabber messenger. Cisco's move is being seen as an effort to give some competition to Dropbox and Box.net which are cloud storage companies with growing popularity.

Michael Smith of Cisco commented, "People who are using web conferencing have a challenge...the first ten minutes is [spent] figuring out who has what," reported Venture Beat.

Dropbox and Box.net have given solutions to companies to share as well as find various office files very easily. By availing the cloud facility offered by these two services a user can keep any file in any folder which is lying in a remote server and share access to it with co-workers.

From this source anyone can access the file folder with the help of a PC system irrespective of whether the system is connected with internet or not via a sync feature. In fact, smartphone users can also view the files by connecting to the internet.

With the purpose of giving same integrations to the WebEx users, Cisco built the WebEx Spaces. Now, the users of WebEx will also be able to enjoy multiple facilities related to file sharing as well as file access. WebEx Spaces permits officers to access, share and grab meeting files stored in the new cloud storage service.